Physics
posted by Alex on .
A toy plane of mass 0.624 kg is flown in a circle when attached to a string. The plane moves around the circle with a rotational speed of 8.09 rpm. The length of the string is 2.60 m.
What is the tangential velocity, v, of the plane?
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Well, you certainly don't need to know the mass to compute that.
Since is revolves at 8.09 rpm, the plane travels
2*pi*R*8.09 = 132.2 meters, tangentially (around the circle) in 60 seconds.
Take the ratio of those two numbers and you will have the speed in meters per second. 
Thanks